GEOGRAPHY Is that a luge in Times Square? Schussing in Central Park? As the Winter Olympics officially kick off in Sochi, think about space and scale by imagining the games in a more urban environment. (New York Times) Use our resources to better understand urban planning. Discussion Ideas Take a look at the terrific New York Times infographic, and the relative scale of urban landmarks … Continue reading Bobsledding the Boroughs?
SPORTS The Winter Olympics boast a wide variety of sports, from rather sedate-looking curling to fast-and-furious speed skating. So is one type of athlete fitter than another? (LiveScience) Use our resources to better understand sports of the Winter Olympics. . . . Or, look back on this earlier blog post to get a great sense of how athletes use different sizes and strengths to their … Continue reading Winter Olympic Athletes: Who Is Fittest?
This post was written by Geography Awareness Week Coordinator for the Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance, Ellen Thompson, as a part of the Geography Awareness blog-a-thon. Every year when Geography Awareness Week (GAW) preparation time rolls around you will find the Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance (RIGEA) deep in thought about what new gauntlet we can throw down to get our Rhode Island students and citizenry thinking geographically. … Continue reading Rhode Island Map Challenges 2013